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Handbook on Proposal Drafting and Project Management in Development Sector

Author Name: Rakesh Malhotra | Format: Paperback | Genre : Business, Investing & Management | Other Details

Come, let’s become an erudite development professional. The essential qualifications for the same are – (a) be a subject matter expert, (b) ability to write proposals, and (c) ability to manage a development project. While subject matter specialization could be acquired through a college degree, the skilled knowledge for the second and third attributes is being tutored through this handbook. 

This handbook is an invaluable storehouse of knowledge for anybody in the NGO sector, the CSR world, donor agencies, concerned government officials, researchers, educational institutions, students, and aspirants who intend to embark upon the journey in the development sector. 

The guidebook coherently provides inputs to appreciate the spectrum of national and international development organizations. It walks you through the process of drafting a project proposal in a step-by-step manner. It also educates about the different stipulations of procurement by various national and international agencies. The manual educates the readers about multiple project analysis tools for proposal drafting and project management. The guidebook is a unique resource in providing prudence to manage a development project pragmatically. This handbook is the nectar of the first-hand experience acquired over decades of work. Lucid presentation of the contents with a plethora of real examples and case studies enables the reader to imbibe inputs effortlessly.

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Rakesh Malhotra

Educational qualifications: B.Sc. from Rohilkhand University; M.Sc. (Dairying) from the National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal; Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Literature in Public Administration from Lucknow University.

Professional experience: Forty years in the development sector through research, capacity building and practice in – policy advocacy, project management, governance, vocational skills, financial inclusion, poverty alleviation, gender empowerment and strengthening of community institutions. He has worked in NABARD for more than twenty-two years. There he was involved in the implementation of poverty alleviation programs, microfinance, strengthening of rural financial institutions, and district planning. He was also the nominee Director of a Regional Rural Bank (government bank) at Bareilly. He was engaged in training, research, and consultancy at the Bankers Institute for Rural Development, Lucknow. As the Managing Director of Rajasthan Mission for Skills and Livelihoods, he was entrusted with implementing livelihood initiatives in the state of Rajasthan with support from GoR and UNDP. As a Project Director at Rajasthan Grameen Vikas Parishad (RGAVP), he was managing the implementation of five projects. He also was working through UNDP for National Rural Livelihood Mission on thematic issues of social development, institutional building, financial inclusion, and financial literacy. He shouldered important responsibility as the State Head of UNDP, Madhya Pradesh, where his primary responsibilities were – coordination with the state government on various aspects of planning, policy advocacy, convergence, etc. He extensively worked on SDG and TADP (Aspirational Districts). He also has experience working with the state dairy cooperative federation, nationalized commercial banks, and eminent NGOs.